Obituary | Independence fighter turned strongman Robert Mugabe dies at age 95
by Susan Olasky
Posted 9/06/19, 11:25 am
Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, died this morning in Singapore. He was 95. The onetime national hero who led the fight for independence against Britain and white colonial rule later stamped out dissent. During his almost four decades in power he oversaw the destruction of his resource-rich country’s economy.